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Trump tries to make peace with veterans at Rolling Thunder rally

The Republican candidate said illegal immigrants receive better care than the nation’s veterans.

Those with multiple tours of war overseas struggle at home

Unlike most of the military, these soldiers’ risk of committing suicide soars after they return home.

Gorilla killed at zoo after boy falls into moat

The 400-plus-pound gorilla loomed over the 4-year-old before zoo officials shot him at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Sanders sees e-mails as drag on Clinton in California primary

In an interview Sunday, Bernie Sanders went furthest yet in saying Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issue could be a drain with voters.

As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

More than 100,000 students in Los Angeles are now enrolled in charter schools, draining more than $500 million from the budget.

Toll rises to 5 after floods in Texas, Kansas

Central Texas authorities spotted a body during an aerial search Sunday, increasing the death toll.

Gunman among at least 2 dead in Houston shooting

Many shots were fired in a Houston neighborhood where police had urged people to remain in their homes.

N.Y. lawmakers consider limit on opioid drug prescriptions

The measure is part of an effort to reduce the amount of pills that accumulate in medicine cabinets and fuel the addiction crisis.

Redrawing of state line moves 19 homes in the Carolinas

South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the line between the two states with GPS technology.

Gorilla at Ohio zoo killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit

Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy.

Judge orders release of Trump University’s internal records

Attorneys for Donald Trump argued that the documents contained trade secrets and should remain sealed.

Leaders pleading for peace in Chicago after wave of violence

A rise in gun violence has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime.

Internal Trump University records must be released, federal judge rules

The ruling was a setback for Donald Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets.

Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates

The average cost for replacing a service water line through a completed pilot project was $7,500.

Top Kansas court says state not properly funding poor schools

The Kansas Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year .

Unusual race against Trump creates struggle for Clinton

Anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Hillary Clinton’s approach is not effective enough.

NASA slowly inflates new room at space station on second try

Astronauts had better luck with the new experimental room than in the first try two days earlier.

WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed during a promotional flight for the American Airpower Museum.

Johnny Depp faces accusations amid turbulent week

A judge issued a restraining order against Depp after his wife, Amber Heard, accused him of hitting her.

In San Diego, Trump shames ‘Mexican’ judge amid protests

As hundreds protested outside his rally, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created.

E-mails link Walsh’s inner circle to scandal

The e-mails are an undisclosed link between aides to Mayor Marty Walsh and the City Hall scandal that has led to a federal extortion charge.

Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River

A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River.

Woman chokes and Dr. Heimlich is at the table

Henry J. Heimlich invented the rescue maneuver more than four decades ago but never used it on a choking patient.

At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding

Torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, and damaged homes.

NASA to try again to inflate portable room

Flight controllers hit a snag while trying to expand the experimental compartment at the International Space Station.

Trump rejects offer to debate Sanders

The Republican said it would be pointless because the Democratic race is “rigged’’ and Sanders cannot win.

Iowa bans life without parole for juvenile killers

Juveniles who commit even the most heinous murders must someday have the chance to earn their release, the state Supreme Court said.

Trump’s campaign stumbles as it tries to go big

A stream of changes and scuffles are roiling his campaign team, including the dismissal of his national political director.

‘There is no drought,’ Trump says in California

Donald Trump said he can solve California’s water crisis and later spoke in San Diego, where at least a dozen protesters were arrested.

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing the Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time.


Study links cell phone exposure to cancer

Researchers exposed rats to the radiation emitted by cell phones and found a higher incidence of two types of cancer.

Gawker’s Nick Denton wants a ‘constructive exchange’ with Peter Thiel

The founder of Gawker Media posted an open letter to the Silicon Valley billionaire.

After the White House, where does a former president move?

Some District of Columbia neighborhoods just seem presidential.

World leaders ‘rattled’ by Trump’s ignorance, love of tweets, Obama says

The leaders remain uncertain ‘‘how seriously to take some of his pronouncements,’’ the president said.

Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

He said he will unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas, and other energy sources.

Trump and Sanders contemplate unusual presidential debate

Trump said he would be open to the idea if the proceeds go to charity, although it is uncertain how serious he was.

Intruders breach airport fences about every 10 days

Authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders, but on the release of information about the breaches.

Black activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change

They say they are not discouraged after the first two officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray were cleared.

Obama tells Native American students to live their values

Michelle Obama told graduates at a Native American high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the “loudest voices in the national conversation” suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.

Snyder halts internal Flint inquiries after prosecutors object

The action halts civil and administrative investigations into how two state agencies contributed to the drinking water crisis.

Police seek gunman in shooting at concert that killed 1

A man was captured on surveillance footage firing a gun during the packed hip-hop concert.

More tornadoes, severe weather roil Plains for second day

The storms prompt residents to anxiously watch the skies but caused only scattered damage and no deaths.

Why D.C.’s think tanks can’t figure out Trump

Donald Trump’s largely unconventional approach to policy issues has left experts wondering how to get their arms around his platform.

With GOP nomination locked up, Trump goes hard after Clinton

He unleashed broadside attacks on Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy, and international affairs.

19 people wade through neck-deep water to escape Kentucky cave

Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, including two police officers who tried to reach them.

Bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort found in US

Researchers said the gene was found in E. coli retrieved from a woman from Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Starr demoted amid football sex scandal at Baylor

Starr was a central figure during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings over the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

Donald Trump holds press conference after reaching 1,237 delegates

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the GOP nomination for president.

Issue of LGBT rights leads to standoff in the House

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday.

4 survive mid-air collision between 2 Navy jets off N.C.

The survivors were flown by Coast Guard helicopter to a hospital in Virginia.